Fiction you read?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by NGIB, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I grew up on the works of Mickey Spillane, read all of his books. When I went in the military in 72, I started reading "The Destroyer" series and stayed with that for years. Then I read everything Tom Clancy wrote, my favorite in his books was "Without Remorse". Lately I've been reading the series done by Vince Flynn, his hero kind of reminds me of Jack Bauer in that he does what's necessary to achieve victory.

    What do y'all read (for violent fiction)???
     
  2. Jo da Plumbr

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    I'm a cheap fiction whor*. I'll read any good action, cop, si-fi, mystery book, especially if I can borrow from a friend. I don't stick to any one writer or series but will pick up a next issue if in paperback. I did go through all the Dune series. I've read some of Flynn and like him. Last night I started "The Last Patriot" by Brad Thor. Third book of his I've read.

    lastpatriot.com - LAST PATRIOT - Charles' Online Portfolio
     

  3. opaww

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    Robert A. Heinlein all the way
     
  4. Yunus

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    The Wheel of Time is a good series, although really really really long and not done yet. The Dark Tower by Stephen King is great too.

    I tried reading the "Net Force" series created by Tom Clancy but written by Steve Perry. I read a couple of the books but couldn't really get into them, I want to read some real Tom Clancy stuff though. Any suggestions on a good book of his to read first? If an author doesn't draw me in the first time, I don't usually go back for seconds.
     
  5. guitarguy1

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    Seconded on the Heinlein. If you like military or action type stuff, check out Matthew Reilly
     
  6. NGIB

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    I'd go with my favorite "Without Remorse". It's the story of how Mr Clark became Mr Clark (Willem Dafoe's part from the movie Clear & Present Danger).

    Most of Clancy's book chronicle Jack Ryan from teacher to CIA analyst to beyond.

    I looked up Brad Thor and I'll have to check him out...
     
  7. Jo da Plumbr

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    I'll check to see if I still have the first two I read from him. I never re-read because there is so much good new stuff, so I'll send them to you if I still have them.
     
  8. cpttango30

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    I like Ken Follett and Michael Crichton.
     
  9. ChuckD

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    The Wheel of time series is good but as pointed out it is not finished, unforunately the writer died so I'm not sure if it will be finished now. Terry Goodkinds's "The Sword of Truth" series is pretty with the one titled Faith of the Fallen being a pretty good slame against socialism.

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  10. RL357Mag

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    Robert Ludlum (Eric Lustbader), James Patterson, David Baldacci, John Sandford, Brad Thor( the upcoming Robert Ludlum), Jeffrey Deaver. And ALL of Tom Clancy's novels.
     
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  12. RL357Mag

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    LOL - That's fiction at it's best!
     
  13. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Where's the ban hammer when you need it.:D
     
  14. dunerunner

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    William Johnstone (Mountain Man/Smoke Jenson Series), Ludlum (Bourne Series), Patterson and Clancy, Frank Herbert (Dune), Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,"Blade Runner"), Heinlein (Farnham's Freehold & Stranger in a Strange Land).
     
  15. skullcrusher

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    Follett, Herbert, Poe, Clive Barker, Clive Cussler...
     
  16. Franciscomv

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    I'm a total book worm. Most of what I read is history or anthropology. When it comes to non-scientific texts, poetry is what I enjoy the most.

    I've gone through different phases, but my all time favourites are Spanish poets from the 1930's, Miguel Hernandez being at the top of my list. His civil war work is fantastic (even if you don't agree with his political agenda), really moving. I also find the Spanish civil war fascinating from a historical perspective, so it makes sense that I also enjoy the literature. Some of the "front line" poetry is just incredibly intense.

    I read lots of English poetry as well, I just love how the language sounds when used skillfully. I like it even more than my native Spanish for some topics, there are some poems that I just have to read out loud. I don't care much for modern authors (something I'll have to work on at some point), I read mostly classics like Keats, Blake, Tennysson, Kipling, etc.

    Something I love about poems is that you can read them over an over and enjoy them like the first time. I've commited some of the ones I like the most to memory, like Tennysson's Ulysses. It's just amazing, particularly the last stanza:

    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
     
  17. Dillinger

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    I have an extensive library that I am leaving to skullcrusher if I pass before he does.

    In it he will find a TON of Mack Bolan: The Executioner series. I love that series and have since I was about 10.

    I have all the Vince Flynn novels. I think Mitch Rapp is the next big screen hero that will come along and I can totally see Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds in the role.

    I tried Tom Clancy. I really tried. But I found is writing to be VERY simplistic and way over the top with plot not relating to the story. It's like the guy is setting up every scene to POSSIBLY go nuclear, and yet nothing happens....

    I read one book about a hero named Jason Cosmo, which was a cross-over adventure, and he had a sword called Overwhelm and it was a really great book. I finished it and for like 2 years I looked for a sequel, but none came. I don't know to this day if there is a sequel, but that was a really
     
  18. RL357Mag

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    Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels are real good - even Pitt's replacement is good..
     
  19. CA357

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    Very true, very sad. ;)
     
  20. fisher77

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    I am a fan of John Grisham.